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Mike Opperman - I Hate Alzheimer's

Dad is a Pioneer



Posted by Mike Opperman on October 24, 2012  |  This post currently has no comments.

Last week was a very special week for my family. My Dad was honored by the National Dairy Shrine as a dairy industry Pioneer.  The National Dairy Shrine is a sort of hall of fame for the dairy industry. The organization honors … Continue reading


 

Gary Joseph LeBlanc - Common Sense Caregiving

When Loved Ones with Dementia Refuse to Eat



Posted by Gary Joseph LeBlanc on July 8, 2014  |  This post currently has no comments.

If you are caring for loved ones who are living with a dementia related disease, it’s likely that a time will come during the latter stage where you will see them lose their desire to eat. One of the causes … Continue reading


 

Norm McNamara - Dementia and Me

As time itself I do borrow



Posted by Norm McNamara on July 17, 2014  |  This post currently has no comments.

Sanity swinging to and fro, Always loved, but nowhere to go, Forever fighting the Dementia foe, How much longer will it last? Darkened days, Darker Nights, Entwined within Dementia’s fights, In a never ending survival plight, Dementia`s Shadows cast, And … Continue reading


 

Tom and Karen Brenner - Brenner Pathways

A Gift for All Seasons



Posted by Tom and Karen Brenner on December 18, 2013  |  This post currently has no comments.

In this time of giving, we are reminded of all of the wonderful gifts that people living with dementia have given to us. Once we took the time to get to know these elders, we found that they had wonderful … Continue reading


 

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Cathie Borrie

The Long Hello-The Other Side of Alzheimer’s



Posted on February 11, 2011  |  This post currently has one comment.

-an excerpt For information on Cathie’s books see: www.cathieborrie.com For lunch I make fruit salad and cottage cheese and one piece of whole-wheat toast. I  stand at my mother’s kitchen window cutting up fruit and look out at the day. … Continue reading

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Fisher Center Experts

Alzheimer’s and the Holidays



Posted on December 23, 2010  |  This post currently has no comments.

The activity and festivities of the holiday season pose special challenges for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease. The hurried pace can be trying at times for just about anyone, but for someone coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the change in routine … Continue reading

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Jaci Sauer

Alzheimer’s crafts



Posted on October 21, 2010  |  This post currently has 3 comments.

My Mom is in a nursing home. Physically she is fine but her short term memory is poor. A visit with my Mom consisted of answering: How have you been? 5 times. What have you been doing? 8 times. Where … Continue reading

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Cathie Borrie

Saying “Hello” to a Changing Mind



Posted on August 26, 2010  |  This post currently has 16 comments.

The Long Hello – The Other Side of Alzheimer’s (excerpt): Every day I sit with my mother and watch the sea.  There’s a row of birds perched on an errant log—cormorant, cormorant, seagull, heron. Crow. Cathie, sometimes I drift off … Continue reading


 

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